I love having crafty friends. I love seeing their inspiring creations and I love sharing my creations with them! I love my boyfriend, but frankly, he is not the most helpful when it comes to constructive criticism regarding my crafts. ;) So I am always excited to discuss and share new ideas, products, and content with my beloved creative soul mates.
My former roommate, the lovely Mrs. Whitney Williams, is one of those crafty friends. She is also one of my friends whose style I know to a tee. There have been many times when I've stopped while I'm making something and thought, "Ohh, Whitney would LOVE this!" And that gets me so excited. :) I had one of those moments when I was making my crochet-along mary jane slippers and again when I was making my lacy crochet beads.
Of course, as soon as I posted a photo of the slippers, Whit was smitten. She immediately wanted to order a pair, and I knew that I would be sending her lots of goodies along with them! Whitney and her husband moved across the country last summer, so much to my dismay we don't get to spend much time together these days. Just another reason I wanted to send her a bunch of super pleasant surprises via good ol' air mail.
I ended up sending Whit the pair of slippers she wanted, a crochet heart pillow, a necklace made from my lacy crochet beads, and a teddy bear plush (new design). I didn't tell her I was sending things in addition to the slippers (uhh, that'd ruin the surprise!), so she was blown away when she got her package. She is one of those beautiful people that is so genuinely thrilled with life at times; don't you love that?
I wanted to share Whitney's instagram photos of the package with you, just because I think they are so lovely! Of course I realize that I'm biased, ha. She gave me great feedback and suggestions that are going to help me develop better products. I am trying desperately to convince her to start a blog of her own, but alas... I haven't made much progress yet. ;)
Do you have any trusted crafty amigos that you bounce ideas off of, or that you just love to get crafty with? Someone to help you perfect your vision?